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Re: [RedHotJazz] This is the BBC... (as a receiver of stolen goods???)

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  • Michael Rader
    If anyone is so inclined, the broadcast is available on the web to be heard until the 20th of April. The blurb is at:
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 17, 2007
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      If anyone is so inclined, the broadcast is available on the web to be heard until the 20th of April. The blurb is at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz/profiles/bessie_smith.shtml

      There is a message board if anyone wishes to post about the broadcast (or any of the others). The Proper Box probably uses transfers stolen from the Frog set as does the recent box with the first half of Bessie's recordings on JSP.

      Michael Rader


      >
      > Last night BBC Radio Three broadcast an hour long programme on Bessie Smith as part of
      > their Jazz Library series, the avowed intention of which is to offer guidance and
      > recommendations to listeners who wish to build a library of jazz CDs. The producers of last
      > night's programme seemed to think that promoting the career of someone called Christine
      > Tobin, who is, allegedly, a singer apparently not over-familiar with Bessie's output, and who,
      > interviewed by Alyn Shipton, read her responses from a script that ranged in scope from the
      > bleeding obvious to the downright irrelevant, would somehow add to our knowledge and
      > appreciation of Bessie Smith's artistry. The Properbox and Naxos issues came highly
      > recommended, and the Columbia set was promoted as the definitive complete edition of
      > Bessie's recordings. No mention whatsoever was made of the superb 8-CD set of Bessie's
      > complete recordings (remastered by John RT Davies) available from Frog.
      > Robert Greenwood
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